GTA

Facilitating Investments in
Africa's Digital Economy

November 16th - 19th 2023

35 Countries

10000+ In Persons

1000+ Virtual

73+ Sessions & Workshops

10,000 in Training

60+ Exhibitors

35 Countries

10000+ In Persons

1000+ Virtual

73+ Sessions & Workshops

10,000 in Training

60+ Exhibitors

About GTA

Global Tech. Africa (GTA) Conference, a platform designed to bring together African and international stakeholders in Technology, to unlock growth opportunities for all and build the tech ecosystem in Africa. The conference is an initiative of the Future Map Foundation designed and implemented by Ascend Studios Foundation; and in partnership with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), the U.S. Consulate, Venture Garden Group, Business Sweden, and RivExcel Health.

2022 Highlights

Film & TV

Music

Fashion & Apparel

Dance

Art

Photography

Schedule

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  • 17th Nov,2023


  • Ahmadu Galadima | COO Future Map

  • Margaret Olele | CEO/Executive Secretary, American Business Council 

  • Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi | Director General, NITDA

  • Will Stevens | U.S. Consul General

  • Moderator: Dr. Odiong Akpan | Managing Partner, Ubulu Africa Adewolu Adene | Government Affairs and Public Policy Manager, Google Nigeria Napa Onwusah | Startup Leader, Sub-Saharan Africa, AWS Sade Dada | Public Policy Manager, Anglophone West Africa, Meta Segun Ajayi | Country Manager, Oracle Nigeria TekExperts |

  • Hebert Wigwe | Founder, HOW Foundation & Wigwe University

  • Moderator: Kenise Hill | Deputy Political and Economic Chief, U.S. Consulate General, Lagos Engr. Jennifer Adighije| Senior Special Assistant to the President on Entrepreneurship Development in Innovation, and Digital Economy Charles Odii | Director General, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency (SMEDAN)

  • Christopher Bielecki | Agricultural Counselor, U.S. Consulate General, Lagos

  • Bunmi Akinyemiju | Moderator, Co Founder, Venture Garden Group (VGG) Dr. Demola Sogunle | Stanbic IBTC CEO, Nigeria Dr Ola Brown | Founder, HealthCap Africa

  • IDICE, Nigeria Toye Oyewunmi | Chief Executive Officer, Garden Ventures Bashira Hassan | Moderator, Lead Programmes Partnerships and Policy Engagement at the Office for Nigerian Digital Innovation DEAL OF THE DAY: Partnership signing between NITDA, Venture Garden Group, Ascend Studios Foundation Future Map Foundation for TRAIL

  • Anthonia Adenaya Huard | Regional Director, West Africa & Transport Industry Lead-Africa, Business Sweden

  • Mohamad Darwish | CEO and Co-founder, IHS Towers

  • In Conversation with Kazeem Oladepo, Vice President, GICL. Moderated by: Emmanuel Tarfa | GTA Team

  • Moderator: Julie LeBlanc | Commercial Counselor, U.S. Consulate General, Lagos Eleazer Ajah | Talent Development and Outsourcing Lead, Genesys Tech Hub | Founder, Hubly Ifeoma Uddoh | Founder and CEO, Shecluded

  • Yvonne Victor-Olomu | HOW Foundation, WIGWE University Tosin Olanrewaju Facity Tech Emmanuel Tarfa - Moderator, GTA TEAM

  • Moderator: Justina Dika-Oha | Partner, Digital Equity Africa Sanmi Olukanmi | Co-founder and CEO, Shekel Mobility Ifeoma Uddoh | Founder and CEO, Shecluded Akachukwu Okafor | Co-founder and CTO, Shuttlers Yemi Olulana | Co-founder and CEO, Flex Finance

  • Debo Omololu, CEO & Co-Founder, Get Funded Africa Tunju Oke | Co-Founder, Get Funded Africa

  • Association of Block Chain Players in Nigeria Femi Adegolu | Founder and CEO, BChain Academy Linda Obi | CEO, Afrihealth Seju Mike | Co-founder, Atsur Dr. Usman Abdullahi | Director, Information Technology Infrastructure Solution Tobi Obasa | Moderator, Co-Founder, PaddyCover, Co-Founder, Haul247

  • Emmanuel Tarfa

  • 18th Nov, 2023


  • Inya Lawal CEO, Implementing Partner GTA

  • Samuel Immanuel: CEO Semicolon Africa

  • Sara Ibru, Business Promotion Officer, Embassy of Sweden

  • David Arinze | Program Officer, Diamond Development Initiative (DDI – U.S. African Development Foundation Partner)

  • Steffi Czerny | CEO Digital Life Design, Germany

  • Digital Life Design Delegates

  • Digital Life Design Delegates

  • DLD

  • 11:35 - 11:40: Opening Remarks- The Ecosystem for Digitalization: Anna Sophie Herken - GIZ Management Board, Germany

    11:40 - 11:45: Digitalisation for sustainable Economic Development in Nigeria: Markus Wauschkuhn | Coordinator, Sustainable Economic Cluster, GIZ Nigeria

    11:45 - 11:50: Introduction to DTC Nigeria: Dr Thuweba Diwani - Commission Manager, GIZ/DTC Nigeria

    11:50 - 12:20: Panel Discussion: Cooperation of Ecosystem Stakeholder as a tool for digital transformation of MSMEs: Tracy Okoro Isaac - Moderator | CEO, Ventures Park

    12:20 - 12:35: Q&A - All participants

    12:35 - 12:40: Feedback and Conclusion by Moderator

    12:40 - 12:45: Closing remarks: Oluwaseyi Ogidiolu |Technical Advisor, GIZ/DTC Nigeria


  • Anthonia Adenaya Huard | Regional Director, West Africa & Transport Industry Lead-Africa, Business Sweden

  • Dimeji Sofowora | Co-founder, Helium Health Jennifer Nwokoye | Founder, Clafiya Linda Obi | CEO, Afrihealth Ifeoluwa Dare-Johnson | Founder, Healthtracka Dr Adaorah Enyi / Co-Founder_Oncopadi Technologies Limited Moderator: Eliezer Ajah

  • Sola Owonikoko | Moderator, Mary Katambi | iGee Closet, Nigerian University of Technology and Management (NUTM) Damilola Mogaji | Consonance, Obafemi Awolowo University

  • Akintunde Bada | Country Manager, Paramount Africa & MTV Base

  • Toye Oyewunmi | Chief Executive Officer, Garden Ventures

  • Kelvin Umechukwu | Co-founder and CEO, Bumpa Sam Eze | Founder and CEO, OurPass Olamide Afolabi | Touch and Pay Moderator: Clinton Nnaemeka | Founder, Spark Africa | Convener, Africa Startup Festival

  • Emeka Nwachinemere | Founder, Kitovu Tech Ikenna Nzewi | Co-founder and CEO, Releaf Sulaimon Bello | Vice President, Thrive Agric

  • Olori Boye Ajayi | GTA Team

  • Emmanuel Tarfa | GTA Team

  • 19th Nov,2023


  • Emmanuel Tarfa

  • Bashira Hassan - Lead, Programmes, Partnerships and Policy Engagements at the office of Nigerian Digital Innovation (ONDI)

  • Julia Klockner | Chairperson GIZ DLD Salon

  • Isioma Utomi

  • Tewa Onasanya | Founder, Exquisite Magazine and the Eloy Awards Foundation

  • Davidson Oturu | VC, Nubia Capital Nela-Duke Ekpenyong | Partner at Ingressive Capital

  • NITDA, Ascend Studios Foundation, Venture Garden Group, Future Map Foundation, HOW Foundation, Get Funded Africa

  • Emmanuel Tarfa - GTA Team


Our Team

Dr Inya Lawal

Founder

Dr Bada Akintunde

Co-Founder

Nicole Ackermann

Co-Founder

Bazeli MBO

Event Planner

Olori Boye-Ajayi

Event Partner, ACM

Dr Yetty Ogunnubi

Event Partner, ACM

2022 Speakers

Our Speakers

Testimonials

Syrinster Studer, USA Executive Vice President, Paramount International Production

Never have I met such an impressive and enterprising group of creatives in one space. ACM was a delight.

Monica Levinson Film/TV Producer

The Africa Creative Market was so much more than I ever expected! Not only were they the perfect hosts, but they showcased incredible talent and a creative community with bursting energy ready to emerge on the world’s stage. And the Nigerian people…. Wow! I’m grateful for the opportunity to attend and can’t wait to come again.


Nagila Guimares- Brazil Co-Founder, WIFT Brazil

"Attending the Africa Creative Market was an unforgettable experience from the professional and personal level. Brazil cannot be understood without the African enormous cultural influence that has shaped our society and culture. ACM created the opportunity to expand the business and cultural relationship between Brazil and Africa.”


ABIOLA MATESUN - USA Two-time Emmy Award Winner | Founder, MalekFotoFilms

Africa Creative Market gives hope to all African creative. I watched a 16 year old with zero photography experience shoot like a pro within two days of professional photography training. ACM is a game changer! MONICA LEVINSON - U.S.A Film/TV Producer The Africa Creative Market was so much more than I ever expected! And the Nigerian people.... Wow! I’m grateful for the opportunity to attend and can’t wait to come again.

Katthrine winchsch - usa Author, Slay Like a Mother

Experiencing The African Creative Market was the opportunity of a lifetime. Artisans from across the continent came to SLAY and it was an honor to play a small role in helping attendees slay their dragons of self- doubt!





OLGA MALEA - GREECE Film Director - Greece

"It was an amazing experience for me as I had the chance to meet fascinating Nigerian people from various arts, exchange opinions and talk about possible future projects. Brilliant idea to bring people from various arts all together!! Much appreciated! Thank you so much Inya Lawal"




Kathy-lynn snead - USA Director of Engagement, The Mom Complex

"It was an amazing experience for me as I had the chance to meet fascinating Nigerian people from various arts, exchange opinions and talk about possible future projects. Brilliant idea to bring people from various arts all together!! Much appreciated! Thank you so much Inya Lawal"




Scope of GTA

1

Conference Sessions

2

Capacity Building

3

SDG
Focus

4

Facilitate Investments in Africa

Conference Sessions

Key note speeches

Master Classes

Investing in Africa

Plenary Sessions

Exhibitions

Hackothons & Pitch competitions

Facilitate Capacity Building

Focused on 13 Tech. Sub-areas to deepen impact through capacity building, talent development, and investments (through pitch competition)

Nigeria is Strategic in Africa

Nigeria is the largest economy in Africa, has the highest number of Unicorns , and has the highest ratio of Start-up Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). With the recently passed Nigerian Start-up Bill, this conference will seek to open Africa’s tech ecosystem to the world.

Africa Presents New Growth Frontiers

Africa’s Digital Economy is Projected to Hit $300bn in 2025 (McKinsey). Coupled with its young Population, Africa has the potential to export talent to the world. Such talent however needs upskilling and various Tech segments.

Facilitate a One-stop Information Centre for Investing in Africa

Facilitate partnerships, networking, and a one-stop information center for prospective investors

Conference Alignment with SDGs

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Beyond the conference

  • Facilitate placments of trained talents

  • Facilitate investments and grants in startups founded by graduates of the training program

  • Develop a conference communique and submit an action plan to critical stakeholders in the eco system including regulators, policy makers, the investor community, and industry players.

  • Move the conversation portal to provide a one-stop advisory centre for investing in Africa's digital economy.

Participation

Partnerships

Lead sponsorship opportunity, including funding the capacity building initiative and pitch competition

Exhibitions

Interested in promoting your company, product or service, GTA will provide the platform to exhibit to over 5, 000 leading African Start-ups and Enterprises

Invest in Africa

GTA can support your interest to navigate Africa’s Tech ecosystem and connect you with target opportunities in Africa’s $115 billion digital economy

Like to Partner or Advertise your Product & Services at GTA?

Diamond Partners

Supporting Partners

Media Partners

Exhibitors

2022 Sponsors

Join us at the Global Tech Conference, Lagos, Nigeria on
November 16th -19th, 2023.